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Second-Half Comeback Falls Short For ‘Cats, 3-2

Davidson Senior Katie Im (19), from Tarpon Springs, Florida outmaneuvers the VCU goalkeeper to score the Wildcats first goal.



DAVIDSON, N.C.Davidson’s valiant comeback effort Sunday afternoon fell just short in a 3-2 defeat to VCU in Atlantic 10 women’s soccer at Alumni Stadium.

The Wildcats dropped to 2-9 (0-2 A-10) on the season, while the Rams moved to 5-2-2 overall and 1-0-1 in league play.

Quick Hits About and From the Game:
•This was the fourth meeting for Davidson and VCU, as the series started when the Wildcats entered the A-10 in 2014.
•VCU holds a 4-0 lead in the series.
•The Rams Maddi Santo scored two goals in the win, while Amanda Tredway and Samantha Jerabek each earned an assist.
•The Rams scored the first goal of the game in the 30th minute and went into halftime up 1-0.
•After Santo scored the first of her two goals early in the second half, the ‘Cats started their comeback effort with a great breakaway goal from Katie Im in the 70th minute to cut the deficit to 2-1.
•Im made a move on the VCU keeper, who had come out to challenge the junior, and nailed the open net goal for her first collegiate goal.
•VCU made it 3-1 at the 75:52 mark on Santo’s second goal.
•Davidson came right back with a score at the 84:11 mark off the foot of Allison Gray thanks to a long through ball from Gretchen Pearson.
•It was Gray’s team-leading fourth goal of the season, while Pearson tallied her first career assist and third point of her freshman year.
•The ‘Cats had a chance to tie it late, but a questionable no call in the box halted the chance and the Rams held on.
Becca Ravitz had some nice stops in goal, finishing with seven saves to give her 29 on the season.
Katherine Smith came up with a team save.
•VCU held advantages of 25-6 and 7-2 in shots and corner kicks.

Davidson stays at home to take on Saint Louis inside Alumni Stadium this coming Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary
29:33    VCU     Stephanie Stahl (Amanda Tredway)
51:43    VCU     Maddi Santo (Samantha Jerabek)
69:27    DAV      Katie Im (1) (unassisted)
75:52    VCU     Maddi Santo (unassisted)
84:11    DAV      Allison Gray (4) (Gretchen Pearson)

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